By: Wadley, Margot
The Gripping Beast introduces readers to a land full of ancient history and modern day intrigue. Orkney Island in northern Scotland was first inhabited by the Picts and then the Vikings and the current residents now believe that witches live among them.
Margot Wadley uses the dramatic background to debut her heroine, Isabel Garth, a young American woman who has come to the island to illustrate her deceased father's note-books. As soon as Isabel steps off the ferry she is accosted by a beautiful young woman who warns her to leave. Andrew, a young boy she met on the ferry, proudly announces that the woman, Thora, is a witch, . Isabel doesn't know what to think and as she continues her vacation she starts to feel that maybe Thora was right -- maybe she is in danger. She is puzzled by the behavior of two men who seem to be following her and by the rash of accidents that are plaguing her. Then, while out sketching one day, Isabel finds Thora's body -- apparently murdered.
In a dramatic climax, a life is lost, a life is saved, and the treasure at the root of all the violence disappears forever.
Title: THE GRIPPING BEAST
Categories: Mystery & Thriller,
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 2001
ISBN Number: 0312272545
ISBN Number 13: 9780312272548
Book Condition: Near Fine, dust jacket only
Seller ID: 11804
Description: New, Unread Hardcover with DJ. No marks or writing. First Edition, First Edition, First Printing with full-number line. Scan shows actual book. ; An Orkney Islands Mystery; ; 200 pages
Keywords: Witchcraft - Fiction Scotland - Fiction,